One window open

I’m on a last-minute trip and I was so busy packing and prepping. I did manage to quickly edit a couple of pictures though that I hope to be able to share in the next couple of days on my phone.  I’m 98% full on my photo storage on WordPress though, so I’m not sureContinue reading “One window open”

Brightening the urban night

The city that never sleeps. There’s an energy in NYC that I feed off of when we visit. Being there makes me feel youthful and full of potential. Like when you just graduate from college and your whole life is before you. I wonder if the magic would fade if I were to live there.Continue reading “Brightening the urban night”

Big imagination

She can take a leaf and create a whole world with back story, intrigue, good guys, bad guys, and no ending – because the story always continues. The original was too dark. I increased the exposure only a little. I think what helped is moving the tone curve line up. That also matted things aContinue reading “Big imagination”

The rebuilding of WTC

One World Trade Center is now complete and it’s so beautiful. I desperately want to get back to NYC to see it. This was taken in 2011, standing near the Statue of Liberty. The original was hazy. I increased the contrast and clarity and reduced the noise. I used a graduated filter over the buildingsContinue reading “The rebuilding of WTC”

New York or France?

We left Central Park, wandering around and heading towards FAO Schwarz (when it was still open). This building took our breath away. It’s at the corner of 58th and 7th. I had to google it tonight to get info on it. It’s called the Alwyn Court, and it was built in the early 1900s usingContinue reading “New York or France?”

Straightening buildings

Another beautiful fall day in Central Park. One of the awesome things Lightroom can do is straighten buildings. ┬áMy 17-55mm lens can distort tall objects, and with buildings, that’s not a good thing. So, I went down to the “Lens Corrections” and clicked “vertical”. I had to crop after that because it distorts the photoContinue reading “Straightening buildings”